Ukuleles Return For Winter Concert

FRESH FROM A TOUR performing across the USA, internationally recognised ukulele master, AJ Leonard, returns to the Phillip Island Winery for a twilight indoor concert this Saturday evening, 18th June, from 5:30-8:30pm.

His recent US tour included performances at the New York Ukulele Festival and the Ukulele Academy of North Carolina. He also performed on the West Coast at Santa Cruz (host to the largest ukulele club in the world) and at San Francisco, before appearing at the Monterey Wine Country Ukulele Retreat.

There, AJ was one of a feature group of well-known tutors and ukulele performers including James Hill, Andy Roberts, Del Ray, Brooke Adams and Gerald Moore.

Equally at home playing Beatles classics as he is with popular 40’s and 50’s ukulele standards, AJ Leonard is well known by ukulele devotees around Australia for his amazing dexterity, finely-crafted arrangements and breezy singing style. 

“The renaissance of interest in the ukulele in the USA is amazing, and it’s catching on everywhere,” AJ said.

“The highlight of our recent tour however was a meeting in Honolulu with Roy Sakuma, the legendary teacher and organiser of the world’s longest running ukulele festival at Waikiki.” 

 At the Phillip Island Winery, AJ Leonard will be supported on cello by his partner, Jenny Rowlings – an accomplished and polished performer in her own right.

This is a not-to-be-missed concert, admission is free. Come and enjoy the warm fire, delicious wines and a light platter menu to the cheerful strains of the ukulele.

Resident folk-singer and winery owner, Tim O’Brien, will also perform.

Ukulele Concert from 5:30pm; to book, call 5956 8465.

One Response to Ukuleles Return For Winter Concert

  1. Hilary Stuchbery says:

    The Ukulaliens of Wonthaggi’s Mitchell House will come on Sat night and are ECSTATIC at the thought of hearing a great uke-meister
    live. Thank you for this! (will ring – about 6-8 people – to book).

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